STREET LIFE MINISTRIES
- Crisis Support
- Homeless & Housing
Location901 MADISON AVEREDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 United States
will provide twice-weekly meals at each of our street locations in order to feed any who are in need. will promote Christian community at each of these gatherings through the teaching of the Word, breaking of bread, fellowship and prayer. will guide those in need toward spiritual, physical and emotional wholeness. will serve with compassion, respect, innovation, commitment and grace. will guide those in brokenness and need into healthy resources and choices through our community and ministry partnerships. will be an expression of God’s Kingdom on Earth with Christ followers and churches of the Peninsula, as living examples of the unity, cooperation and fellowship intended throughout God’s Church. will provide a safe and nurturing training group for Christians and others seeking to serve and explore gospel ministry.
Street Life Ministries ("SLM") is different than many "feeding ministries." It serves a unique role in the way it cares for the homeless and the hungry in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Hot, home cooked meals transported to outdoor venues are less threatening to those in need, fostering an environment for relational connections to develop between servers and friends on the streets. These connections become the groundwork for guiding friends toward healthier decisions, medical assistance, detox, rehab, housing, mentorship and counseling-all contributing to a deep sense of meaning and purpose for those willing to invest. Each week we serve over 500 meals to men, women and children.
While not requisite to receiving SLM’s services, most come early to listen to a short Biblical message that frames the context for welcome and compassion. By creating an atmosphere of authentic human caring, serving times lead to transformational experiences for those served as well as those who are serving.
What transpires is a surprisingly authentic community where everyone leaves satisfied, including the more than 100 volunteers and partner organizations that make it all possible.